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Trip Report Mini trip to southern NJ

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Just got back from a 4 day trip down to NJ to visit family.

Day 1: 6 hour drive from NH to Glassboro NJ with 4 and 5 year old boys = lots of bathroom stops. Checked into the Courtyard Marriott Glassboro/Rowan. New hotel. Clean. Comfy beds. Polite and friendly staff. Parking is in a parking garage across the street. This was great since it was 90+ degrees and our car was able to be in the shade. The garage would also be great in winter to avoid having to remove snow. There is a small food area in the lobby, but we didn't try anything. There is also a Barnes and Noble within walking distance....I assume there is a Starbucks in there. It appears they are in the process of building the area up around the hotel. I would expect more shops and restaurants to open in the next few years.

Day 2: Went to Franklin Institute in Philly for the day. It was an okay museum. Numerous exhibits were out of order. And some things were too "old" for my boys. The kids had fun, but I wouldn't rush back. They do have a AAA discount, so it was just over $60 for the four of us, plus $20 to park. We headed to Sabrina's Cafe for lunch. It was a short, ten minute walk. Food was great. VERY large portions so choose carefully. Another nice bonus is that breakfast is served all day. The pancakes looked really good. We got a massive hummus platter, a grilled cheese, and some coconut lime chicken sliders. Everything was very good.

Day 3: Drove south to Millville to have breakfast at Verna's. It's at the airport. We all had bagels and cream cheese, so not much to comment on. But this was a nice little spot. Then we headed to the Millville Army Airfield Museum. "The Millville Army Air Field Museum preserves the history of the Millville Army Air Field that was dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941 as "America's First Defense Airport." During WWII 10,000 men and women served here with 1,500 pilots receiving advanced gunnery training in P-47 Thunderbolt and P-40 Warhawk fighter planes." The museum is free but they do ask for a donation. This is a great place to spend an hour or so. There are also some static displays outside which my boys enjoyed.

We then headed back up north to meet up with the inlaws. Stopped at the Pop Shop in Collingswood for lunch. This is perfect for kids. The menu is extensive...they even offer purees for the really little ones. And everyone leaves with a balloon.

Dinner was at Tomo, which I think is in Pitman. Great sushi. They also have an all you can eat option for roughly $22. We just ordered tuna and salmon rolls, seaweed salad, miso soup, and gyoza. We were happy with everything and will return here on a future trip.

Day 4: headed home.

Just a quick trip. Happy to be home.

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